timber meaning

[ 'timbə ] Pronunciation:   "timber" in a sentence
Noun: timber  timbu(r)
  1. The wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    - lumber 
  2. A beam made of wood 
  3. A post made of wood 
  4. Land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    - forest, woodland, timberland 
  5. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
    - timbre, quality, tone

Derived forms: timbers

Type of: beam, biome, building material, dry land, earth, ground, land, post, solid ground, sound property, terra firma

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Uncut trees or logs that are suitable for conversion to lumber.


Wood sawn into balks, battens, boards, etc., suitable for use in carpentry, joinery, and general construction.


Square-sawn lumber having: (US) a minimum dimension of 5 in.; (Brit.) approximately equal cross dimensions greater than 4 in. by 4 ½ in. (101.6 mm by 114.3 mm).


A heavy wooden beam used as a shoring or bracing system member.

noun [U]


trees that are grown to be used in building or for making things:

the timber industry

2 (especially BrE) (AmE usually lumber)

wood that is prepared for use in building, etc:

a timber merchant

(= a company that sells timber)


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  1. the timber carries the whole weight of the roof.
  2. half of his land is covered with timber.
  3. you 'll have to make do with this timber.
  4. he is a statesman of the highest timber.
  5. the lawn was dotted over with timber.

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